First look at Awkwafina and John Cena in new Prime Video movie

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The first look at Grand Death Lotto, the new Amazon Prime Video film starring Awkwafina and John Cena, has dropped.

The pair can be seen posing with director Paul Feig in a photo posted on the streaming service’s social media channels, with the trio holding an assortment of weapons.

The film was announced earlier this month, with Awkwafina reuniting with her Shang-Chi and the Legends of the Ten Rings co-star Simu Liu.

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The narrative takes place in the “very near future”, with the logline reading: “The Grand Lottery has been established in economically challenged California. The only catch? Kill the winner before sundown and you can legally claim their prize.

“New LA transplant Katie (Awkwafina) accidentally finds herself with the winning ticket and must join forces with amateur jackpot protector Noel (Cena) to make it to sundown in order to claim her multi-billion dollar prize, all while dealing with Noel’s protection rival Louis Lewis (Liu), who also wants to get her to sundown in order to claim his rich protection commission.”

Feig, who has directed Bridesmaids and Spy, said of the project: “I love action comedy and extreme physical comedy and this movie has both in abundance, as well as a boatload of heart and hilarity. This lotto will make winners of us all.

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“Grand Death Lotto is the kind of original idea audiences have been craving,” added Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon and MGM Studios. The film is due to enter production later this year, and is currently without a release date.

Awkwafina’s other upcoming projects include Renfield, which is due to be released next month, and the live-action adaptation of Disney’s The Little Mermaid. Cena will next be seen in Fast X, the latest instalment in the Fast & Furious franchise.

There is currently no release date for Grand Death Lotto.

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